Bijarani Buledi

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This article is about the Buledi clan. For the Bijarani clan of the Marri, see Bijarani Marri.
Bijarani
Total population
xxx,xxx
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Balochi, Sindhi
Religion
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Other Baloch tribes

Bijarani (Urdu: بجارانی ‎) is a clan of the Buledi (Burdi) tribe, a Baloch people, in Balochistan and Sindh, Pakistan.[1]

History[edit]

It has been stated that the Baloch migrated from Aleppo, northern Syria in 2nd century after Hijra, they started migrating to the south of Caspian Sea and later on settled in the mountainous regions of Balochistan.

When Baloch entered Makran, they settled in the village namely Buleda (now Buleda is a tehsil of District Turbat in Makran Division of Balochistan). At that time, Balochs comprised about 44 sub-clans and Mir Jalal Khan was their chieftain (Sardar). Mir Jalal Khan, son of Mir Jiand the first, is said to have been the Grand Ruler over all the Balochis. He has a prestigious position in Balochs of Balochistan for being the ancestor of most famous baloch tribes i.e. Buledi, Rind, Lashari, Korai, Hooth, Jatoi, Marri, Bugti, Khosa, Leghari, Bozdar, Magsi, Chandio etc.

After few decades, Baloch started to migrate from Buleda to central parts of Balochistan presently Kalat, Bolan, and Kachhi areas. But the descendents of Mir Jalal Khan, lived about five hundred years continuously in Buleda and got the name of Buledi for this reason. After few centuries some groups of this large tribe Buledis also started to migrate from Buleda to Bolan and Kachhi areas now in Balochistan and then to the upper parts of Sindh presently Jacobabad, Tangwani, Kandhkot and Kashmore.

Clans[edit]

There are 7 Baloch Sardar's (Chieftains) among Buledis, namely Bijarani, Sundrani, Suhriani, Teghani, Pitafi, Hajija, and remaining Buledis in Buleda. Among all the seven above mentioned groups, 'Bijarani' is the largest clan of Buledis, commanding 37 tribes on both sides of the border. All the tribes which come under the command of 'Bijarani' are called Burdi. The chieftain, Sardar, of this tribe commands about 15 sub-clans of Buledis, namely Nindwani, Gajani, Bakhrani, Bahlkani, Dahani, Bajkani, Gujrani, Banglani, Jaffery, Kanrani, Kambrani, Gadihi, and some Baloch (Jamote) tribes. Nearly 90% of Bijaranis live in tehsils Tangwani & Kandhkot of district Kashmore and some live in Jacobabad, Shikarpur Districts and also in parts of Balochistan. There are about 149 villages of Bijaranis in Sindh and Balouchistan.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Postans (1844) "Routes through Kach'hi Gandava, And an Account of the Beluchi and other Tribes in Upper Sind'h and Kach'hiThe Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 14: pp. 193-218, pages 209-210

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